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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, January 17 -- Monday, January 23

All DVD Releases

  • The Girl on the Train

    photo for The Girl on the Train Based on USA TODAY's 2015 Book of the Year and the #1 New York Times Bestseller by Paula Hawkins. The story of Rachel Watson's (Emily Blunt) life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in New York, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband, who still lives there, with his new wife and child. As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple who live a few houses down -- Megan and Scott Hipwell. She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing. Vitals: Director: Tate Taylor. Stars: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow. 2016, CC, MPAA rating: R, 112 min., Mystery Thriller, Box office gross: $73.647 million, Universal. Extras: Deleted and extended scenes; "The Women Behind The Girl": Author Paula Hawkins and screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson discuss their thoughts on writing the novel, the adaptation process and the importance of maintaining character integrity; "On Board the Train" behind-the-scenes featurette; commentary with Director Tate Taylor. 3 stars


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  • Ouija: Origin of Evil

    photo for Ouija: Origin of Evil It was never just a game. Follow-up to 2014's sleeper hit. In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, the family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side. Vitals: Director: Mike Flanagan. Stars: Henry Thoma, Elizabeth Reaser, Doug Jones, Parker Mack, Sam Anderson, Kate Siegel. 2016, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 99 min., Horror, Box office gross: $34.293 million, Universal. 2 stars

  • Keeping Up With the Joneses

    photo for Keeping Up With the Joneses An ordinary suburban couple (Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher) finds it's not easy keeping up with the Joneses (Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot) -- their impossibly gorgeous and ultra-sophisticated new neighbors -- especially when they discover that Mr. and Mrs. "Jones" are covert operatives. Vitals: Director: Greg Mottola. Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot, Patton Oswalt, Matt Walsh, Maribeth Monroe, Kevin Dunn, Ming Zhao. 2016, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 101 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $14.883 million, Fox. 2 stars


    This Week's Digital Releases

    January 17:
    Doobious Sources: Half art film, half stoner comedy about renegade investigative journalists and the spread of fake news as entertainment.
    Huntwatch
    Jack Reacher: Never Go Back: Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) returns to enforce his bold brand of justice in the action-packed sequel based on author Lee Child's best-selling series. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 31)
    Keeping Up With the Jones: A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies.
    Masterminds: A bumbling guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 31)

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    Blu-ray Debuts

  • Fox and His Friends (1975) (Criterion)
  • Something Wild (1961) (Criterion)

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All DVD Releases

The Babymooners (2016) Shaina Feinberg, Chris Manley, Jeff Seal, Chris Roberti. A "babymoon" is defined as a relaxing vacation taken by parents-to-be before their baby is born. Unfortunately, nothing is relaxing for Shaina, a late blooming New Yorker whose biggest fear is that parenthood means the end of creativity. Two weeks before the birth of her first child, Shaina sits down to create a video letter for her unborn son. Clearly influenced by old Woody Allen films, her video letter becomes a series of vignettes that include her newly sober husband (Manley), her goofy Upper West Side parents, an adorable Shih Tzu mix, an overly anxious shrink and her own views on daytime television. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Candy Factory).

photo for Bubba the Redneck Werewolf Bubba the Redneck Werewolf (2014) Fred Lass, Malone Thomas, Mitch Hyman, Chris Stephens. Based on the cult classic comic book series that first appeared in 1996. Cracker County is under attack and lovesick dog catcher Bubba Blanche has been transformed into a ferocious, cigar smoking Werewolf in order to save the day. But first he's got to conquer a beer or two. And maybe a plate of chicken wings. Bubba the Redneck Werewolf (Fred Lass) and a host of riotous hillbillies fight to save their town of Broken Taint from the forces of evil. Bubba (Chris Stephens) is a nightshift dogcatcher and local laughingstock who longs to win back the heart of his high school sweetheart, Bobbie Jo (Malone Thomas). But when the Devil (Bubba comic-creator Mitch Hyman) comes down to Florida, Bubba signs a deal to make himself a bad-ass, only to wake up the next morning permanently transformed into the most monstrous Werewolf. In order to save his town and be the hero he longs to be, Bubba will have to navigate a country crock of malicious bikers, cryptic hobos, gaseous gypsies, and even a zombie hoard -- all leading up to a climactic duel with the dark prince himself. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. (MVD Entertainment).

Come and Find Me (2016) Aaron Paul, Annabelle Wallis, Zachary Knighton, Garret Dillahunt. David and Claire's idyllic relationship comes to an abrupt and mysterious end after Claire disappears without a trace. Devastated but incapable of letting go, David follows her trail down a frantic and increasingly dangerous path. Shocked at discovering that Claire was living a double life, he's forced to risk everything if he ever wants to see her again. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Unraveling the Mysteries of Come and Find Me" featurette, filmmaker commentary with writer-director Zack Whedon and producer Chris Ferguson. (Lionsgate).

photo for Fox and His Friends Fox and His Friends (1975) A lottery win leads not to financial and emotional freedom but to social captivity in this wildly cynical classic about love and exploitation by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Casting himself against type, the director plays a suggestible working-class innocent who lets himself be taken advantage of by his bourgeois new boyfriend (Peter Chatel) and his circle of materialistic friends, leading to the kind of resonant misery that only Fassbinder could create. "Fox and His Friends" is unsparing social commentary, an amusingly pitiless and groundbreaking if controversial depiction of a gay community in 1970s West Germany. New 4K digital restoration, undertaken by the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation and supervised by cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: New interview with actor Harry Baer, new interview with filmmaker Ira Sachs, excerpt from a 1975 interview with director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, excerpts from a 1981 interview with composer Peer Raben, trailer, an essay by film critic Michael Koresky. (The Criterion Collection).

The Girl on the Train. (2016) Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow. Emily Blunt stars as Rachel, a woman devastated by divorce, who spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. The mystery unfolds as she becomes increasingly un-hinged and serves as the unreliable sole witness to a tragic disappearance. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted and extended scenes; "The Women Behind The Girl": Author Paula Hawkins and screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson discuss their thoughts on writing the novel, the adaptation process and the importance of maintaining character integrity; "On Board the Train" behind-the-scenes featurette; commentary with Director Tate Taylor. (Universal).



photo for I Love Lucy: Superstar Special #2 I Love Lucy: Superstar Special #2 (1955) This 45-minute disc includes both colorized and original black-and-white versions of both "Lucy Visits Grauman's" and "Lucy and John Wayne," which are the first two episodes of the show's 5th season. Here the episodes are stitched together to tell a continuous story. “Lucy Visits Grauman’s” finds Lucy and the Mertzes visiting Hollywood’s famed Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, where they stumble upon a loose cement slab containing John Wayne’s footprints. Lucy decides to take the slab as a souvenir. In “Lucy and John Wayne,” Lucy scrambles to replace the stolen footprints and Ricky tries to help by calling John Wayne, but as usual, the seemingly simple task of replicating the footprints becomes a comedy of errors. Formats: DVD. (CBS/Paramount).

Keeping Up With the Joneses (2016) Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot, Patton Oswalt, Matt Walsh, Maribeth Monroe, Kevin Dunn, Ming Zhao. A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ra Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Fox).

photo for Long Way North Long Way North (2016 -- France) From celebrated filmmaker and animator Rémi Chayé ("The Secret of Kells") comes this spirited and inspiring story of a young heroine persevering through a physical and emotional journey to find her explorer grandfather and his lost ship, the Davai, set in the late 19th century Saint Petersburg. Sacha, a young girl from the Russian aristocracy, dreams of the Great North and anguishes over the fate of her grandfather, Oloukine, a renowned scientist and Arctic explorer who has yet to return from his latest expedition to conquer the North Pole. Sacha has always been fascinated by the adventurous life of her grandfather and has the same calling as Oloukine to be an explorer. But Sacha’s parents, who already made arrangements for her marriage, strongly disapprove of the idea but, defying her destiny, Sacha flees her home and launches an adventure-filled quest toward the Great North in search of Oloukine and his ship. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital. Extras: Conceptual pilot, behind-the-scenes featurette, interview with director Rémi Chayé and producer Henri Magalon, still gallery – character design, still gallery – concept art, animated storyboards. (Shout! Factory Kids).

photo for The Love Boat Season Three: Volumes One and Two The Love Boat Season Three: Volumes One and Two (1979-80) Two four-disc sets ($19.96 each) with all 25 episodes (including three double-length episodes) of this guilty pleasure vessel. Join Captain Stubing (Gavin MacLeod), Doc (Bernie Kopell), Gopher (Fred Grandy), Issac the Bartender (Ted Lange), Julie your Cruise Director (Lauren Tewes) and a shipload of guest stars, including Don Knotts, Frank Sinatra Jr., Ginger Rogers, Milton Berle, Alan Hale Jr., Sonny Bono, Charo, Don Adams, Donny Osmond, Loni Anderson and more. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Home and Family: Come Aboard," promo footage for select episodes. (CBS/Paramount).

Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) Henry Thoma, Elizabeth Reaser, Doug Jones, Parker Mack, Sam Anderson, Kate Siegel. In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her 2 daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Universal).

Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Seventh & Final Season (2016) Four-disc set with all 13 episodes. Based on the best-selling crime thriller books by Tess Gerritsen, "Rizzoli & Isles" focuses on tough-as-nails Boston police detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon), who has an uncompromisingly brash and beautiful bull-in-a-china-shop approach to both cases and life, and the brilliant medical examiner from a privileged background, Dr. Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander), who may be the best-dressed science nerd in New England. Together, they are close friends and complete opposites who solve some of Boston's most notorious crimes.Formats: DVD. Extras: Gag reel featuring material from all seven seasons. (Warner).


Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Series (2010-16) All seven seasons. (Warner).

photo for Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 (2016) Manu Bennett, Malcolm McDowell, Burt Grinstead, Marci Miller, Folake Olowofoyeku, Anessa Ramsey, Yancy Butler, Charlie Farrell. Legendary filmmaking icon Roger Corman is back with his most outrageous film yet in this action-packed and darkly humorous reboot of the original "Death Race 2000." It's the year 2050 and America is controlled by an all-powerful corporate government ruled by The Chairman (Malcolm McDowell). The masses have been brainwashed with violent virtual-reality entertainment. The event of the year is the Death Race, in which a motley crew of violent drivers compete in a cross-country road race, scoring points for shamelessly running people over and driving each other off the road. The reigning champion and fan favorite, Frankenstein (Manu Bennett), who's half-man half-machine, wants to take the crown, but his rebel spy co-pilot threatens his legacy. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "The Making of 2050" featurette, "Cars! Cars! Cars!" featurette, "The Look of 2050." (Universal).

photo for Something Wild Something Wild (1961) A complex exploration of the physical and emotional effects of trauma, "Something Wild" stars Carroll Baker, in a layered performance, as a college student who attempts suicide after a brutal sexual assault but is stopped by a mechanic played by Ralph Meeker -- whose kindness, however, soon takes an unsettling turn. Startlingly modern in its frankness and psychological realism, the film represents one of the purest on-screen expressions of the sensibility of the intimate community of artists around New York's Actors Studio, which transformed American cinema in the mid-20th century. With astonishing location and claustrophobic interior photography by Eugene Schüfftan, an opening-title sequence by the inimitable Saul Bass, and a rhythmic score by Aaron Copland, this film by Jack Garfein is a masterwork of independent cinema. New, restored 2K digital transfer, supervised by director Jack Garfein, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: New conversation between Garfein and critic Kim Morgan; new interview with Baker; new interview with scholar Foster Hirsch on the Actors Studio's cinematic legacy; "Master Class With Jack Garfein," a 2015 recording of one of the director's world-famous lectures on acting technique; an essay by critic Sheila O'Malley. (The Criterion Collection).

Surf’s Up 2: Wavemania (2016) Voices of Jon Heder, Diedrich Bader, Jeremy Shada and WWE Superstars John Cena, Undertaker, Triple H, Paige and Mr. McMahon. Follows surfer penguin Cody Maverick as his childhood dream comes true when The Hang 5, a world famous surf crew known for their extreme stunts and personalities, visits his island. Cody joins the crew on a journey to a mysterious spot to surf the biggest waves in the world. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Bloopers, “Behind the Mic: Hanging with the Dream Team,” “Chicken Joe’s Extreme Slaughter Island Tour,” “How to Draw Your Favorite Characters with Director Henry Yu,” "Inside the Music with Composer Toby Chu.” (Sony).

photo for Train to Busan Train to Busan (2016 -- South Korea) Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-mi, Ma Dong-seok, Choi Woo-sik, An So-hee. Zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide zombie viral outbreak, trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to the Safe Zone ... which may or may not still be there. A businessman and his estranged daughter hop a train to Busan, unawares that a research plant -- funded by the businessman's financial firm -- has unleashed a virus that is quickly turning South Korea into a land of zombies. When the infection spreads to the speeding train, a group of passengers -- lead by the businessman and a blue-collar worker -- must fight their way through the zombie hordes to the safety of the front cars of the train -- all the while hoping that Busan has been safely cordoned off from the infected countryside. It's a thrilling, entertaining take on the zombie genre, with fleshed out characters, social commentary, and terrific action sequences. Forget all you knew about slow-moving zombies -- these flesh eaters, like the ones in "World War Z," are pretty darn fast and hard to stop. Biggest grossing South Korean film of all time. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: "Behind the Scenes" and "That's a Wrap" featurettes. (Well Go USA).

photo for The Whole Truth The Whole Truth (2016) Keanu Reeves, Renée Zellweger, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Gabriel Basso, Jim Belushi. Defense attorney Richard Ramsey (Reeves) takes on a personal case when he swears to his widowed friend, Loretta Lassiter (Zellweger), that he will keep her son Mike (Basso) out of prison. Charged with murdering his father, Mike initially confesses to the crime. But as the trial proceeds, chilling evidence about the kind of man that Boone Lassiter (Belushi) really was comes to light. While Ramsay uses the evidence to get his client acquitted, his new colleague Janelle (Mbatha-Raw) tries to dig deeper -- and begins to realize that the whole truth is something she alone can uncover. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary by director Courtney Hunt. (Lionsgate).

photo for Zero Days Zero Days (2015) Director Alex Gibney's "Zero Days" is a documentary thriller about warfare in a world without rules - the world of cyberwar. The film tells the story of Stuxnet, self-replicating computer malware (known as a "worm" for its ability to burrow from computer to computer on its own) that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target. It's the most comprehensive accounting to date of how a clandestine mission hatched by two allies with clashing agendas opened forever the Pandora's Box of cyberwarfare. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Interview with director Alex Gibney, theatrical trailer. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).


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